03 Jul, 2010

LCC Super Graphics grad show

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I popped over to the LCC graduate show yesterday, where there is some excellent work on show. Here is a selection of the high points…


The show is titled Super Graphics, and it encompasses work by the students on the BA Graphic and Media Design degree course. This includes six pathways: Design for Advertising, Illustration, Information Design, Interaction & Moving Image, Design for Print, and Typo/Graphic Design. The work of all the students can be viewed on the Super Graphics website, here. The show continues at the LCC until Thursday, July 1.



Billy Bartram has created the Printing Piano (above, and top), which he used to design artworks for a band called La Shark. “The illustrations are a result of a piano component that I transformed into a manually operated printer,” he explains.


Marc Smiddy is showing two pieces of work in the show – Transformers: The Great Train Robbery, a series of graphic posters of four items used in the robbery, and Expect the Unexpected, a book of photographs of people being given electric shocks. The chair used to deliver the shocks is also exhibited in the space.


Danielle Scott has used the html code from her personal Facebook profile page and turned it into a cross-stitch pattern with each character represented by a unique coloured stitch. According to Scott, “it is left unfinished with the threads left to hang to reflect the ever-changing nature of Facebook”.


Joel Gonsalves is exhibiting illustrations alongside a music track that he has produced.

Miranda Marcus has created Sum, a sculpture depicting a story by David Eagleman, which “suggests that when a person dies, they re-experience their lives, but instead of re-living it in a linear way, all experiences and sensations are chunked into blocks of time, for example, an hour of realising you’ve forgotten someone’s name, or fifteen months looking for lost items”.


Mark Simmonds has utilised good old-fashioned brass-rubbing in this series, titled ‘Some Examples of Coal Hole Covers’.


Abigail Aked has created an intricate 3D sculpture, which incorporates adverts and newspaper clippings, amongst other materials.


Alex Hunting and Charlie Hocking have also utilised 3D, creating this makeshift Record Shop to exhibit a series of album covers they have designed.


Franziska Boemer created this Van Doesburg abstract figure to help attract visitors to the Theo Van Doesburg exhibition at Tate Modern earlier this year. Boemer also created a film, showing the man interacting with children and young people at the museum.


These Flip Book Machines are by Eri Sawatari. They allow visitors to view animation without the use of a projector.


More machinery was on show from Jack Lee, whose work – titled Composition of Consequences – allows visitors to input certain parameters to a sliding drawing device, which then churns out a rather elegant image. (Apologies for my shadow in the bottom image).


Jacqueline Ford is exhibiting these cheerful illustrations.


Kathryn Lewis has an elegant book of photography at the show, which combines classic suburban photography with images of the same areas taken using pinhole cameras that were left to expose over a number of months. The intention was to look at the suburbs featured from a new perspective.


Juliette Collins is also exhibiting a book, which uses hand-cut pages to illustrate the lights of Trellick Tower in London from midday until midnight on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. The book aims to emphasise the effects that light pollution has on the planet.


This woodcut work is by Yeemen Katie To, and is “based on the Japanese folklore of the blossom princess, who made flowers bloom”.


Annu Kilpelainen is exhibiting a selection of illustrations at the show.


As mentioned above, Super Graphics is on until Thursday, July 1, and is well worth a visit. Or see the work on the website, here.


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